February 8, 2008 RSS feed / Front Page

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Orangeburg Massacre of 1968

Survivors, victims' families, college students, and the Orangeburg community of S.C. will congregated on the campus of South Carolina State University February 8 to observe the 40th anniversary of the infamous Orangeburg Massacre. More...

Never sleep through a revolution

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Explorers walk on Lake Marion

The Santee Cooper lakes, Marion and Moultrie, are at their lowest level since constructed in 1939. Homes, graves, and even a town have recently emerged from the depths. More...

Business

Planning Commission meets with new members

Five Points hit with height limits

The City of Columbia Planning Commission met late Monday afternoon at 5:15, February 4, in city council chambers at City Hall. More...

Briefs

Attorneys generals object In a letter dated January 22, eight attorneys general asked S.C. to drop Santee Cooper's plan for a new coal- fired electric power plant in southern Florence County. More...

Eric Davis of FutureTech Enterprises

Star Profile

Eric Davis founded FutureTech Enterprises in 1988, a start- up in the early years of the PC era. More...

Society

Ligon invites you to tour Jasper Johns exhibitions in NYC

There is a subsequent reason to attend my lecture on the history of the streets of New York City, Friday, February 8 at 6 pm. The lecture will be at my home, 1502 Main Street, #221 Kress Building. More...

John Pendleton Grove V

John Grove Pendleton V was born November 1, 2007, in Columbia. He weighed six pounds, five ounces, and was 19 and a half inches long. His parents are Elizabeth (Cate) and Pendleton Grove. His grandparents are Betsy and Billy Cate of Eastover, S.C. More...

Nilla Perry Hesley

Nilla Perry Hesley was born January 12, 2008. She weighed five pounds, 10 ounces, and was 18 inches long. Her parents are Nilla (Cate) and Sam Hesley. They live in Bluffton, S.C. Perry's older sister Catie is 15 months old. More...

Events

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ANIMALS Camp Bow Wow, 1916 Taylor St., will host Cupids and Canines, a national adoption event, Feb. 9, 10 am- 2 pm. 748-4544. ART Art,Art,and More Art at Mays Park will offer classes through March. More...

Travel

Pineville, a historic refuge

Part 45: The Santee Cooper Project, digging and damming

The Santee- Cooper Project was a mixed blessing for Pineville, Pinopolis, Eutawville, and other historic plantation sites along the Santee and Cooper Rivers. More...

San Miguel de Allende

Part 3: Food, a source of pride and passion

While San Miguel de Allende is well known for its artistic flair and beautiful scenery in and around town, the city is secretly a haven for food enthusiasts. More...

We can judge a man by his treatment of animals - Immanual Kant

Some people in the City of Columbia are setting traps for all animals that come in their yards, domestic or wild. For some people this seems to be a hobby. These trappers call Animal Services on a regular basis to collect animals. More...

Grubb & Ellis Wilson Kibler holds annual symposium

Inside the Marriott ballroom Wednesday, February 6, 7:30- 9:00 pm, Columbia's commercial real estate interests gathered to work the crowd for 30 minutes and, for most of an hour, to hear the economists predict the year's trends. More...

On Second Thought

Thirty-something speaks

When did Homer Simpson join my peer group?

Whoever said men age better than women has not been to a high school reunion lately. I went with my wife to her 20th reunion this past weekend, and I felt like I was in a Rogaine commercial or an episode of the Biggest Loser. More...

It's not a criticism, it's an observation.

I just don't get it

I was waiting for my customer to get off the phone. Three people were just outside his office talking about germs. One lady carried an antiseptic wipe with her and bathed everything she could with disinfectant. More...

Don't call the old lady Grandma

Dexter walks into the convenience store late one night. He hangs around the drink boxes in the back while three customers pay for purchases and leave. Faye, a 67- year- old assistant manager, is the only other person in the store. More...

Government / Neighborhood

Columbia City Council meets February 6, 2008

Roll call Columbia City Council convened at 9 am, Wednesday, February 6, in City Hall. Council members Daniel Rickenmann and Kirkman Finlay III were absent. More...

Cayce City Council meets February 5, 2008

Roll call Mayor Avery Wilkerson, Mayor Pro- Tem Rick Myers, Councilman James Jenkins, Councilman Kenneth Jumper, Councilman Robert Malpass, and City Manager John Sharpe were all in attendance. Wilkerson called the meeting to order 6:05 pm. More...

Richland County Council meets February 5, 2008

Chairman Joe Mc- Eachern, Vice Chair Val Hutchinson, Joyce Dickerson, Norman Jackson, Damon Jeter, Paul Livingston, Bill Malinowski, Mike Montgomery, Greg Pearce, Bernice Scott, and Kit Smith were present. More...

Education

Heathwood Hall names interim co- heads of school

The Heathwood Hall Episcopal School Board of Trustees named Anne Weston and Steve Mandell interim co- heads of the school for the 2008- 2009 academic year. More...

S.C. Bar launches new website for youth

On February 1, 2008, the S.C. Bar Law Related Education Division will launch LawForKids.org/SC, a new Website dedicated to teaching children about the law. More...

RNE artist takes first place

Contributed by RNE Jovi Thomas, a Richland Northeast High School Talented and Gifted/PCA Visual Arts Senior took first place in the 16- 18 age group of the Boys and Girls Club of America Fine Arts Competition. More...

Sports

Shamrocks even season series with Blue Devils

~February 1, 2008~Boys

Eau Claire led Dreher for almost the entire game, pulling out a 62- 52 victory on the road February 1. Stanley Young's 20 points led the Shamrocks and David Kearse added 18 more to give Eau Claire a season split with the Blue Devils. More...

W.J. Keenan

National Signing Day

Keenan's Allen Smith signs with Wofford as his parents Angelina and Allen Smith Sr. look on. More...

Blue Devils blast Bengals

~February 5, 2008~

Relentlessly pounding the ball inside and playing tough defense, the Dreher Blue Devils broke out of a slump and defeated the visiting Blythewood Bengals on February 5. More...

Beauty in the Backyard

February is for the birds

Stopping to smell the flowers

The birds have been chirping as if it were spring. Maybe they're disputing the ground hog's predictions? Their melodies called me outdoors to accomplish winter chores awaiting in February. More...

Birds spotted in Columbia

Photo by Casey Clark This owl was seen in a yard off Leesburg Road. More...